Concepts and Principles Overview

Chatbot Concept

A chatbot is an application without UI to answer user questions ever better in an intelligent way.

Single Source of Truth Concept

Single Source of Truth Concept

Single Source of Truth (SSOT) is about maintaining consistency in data and preventing inconsistent duplicates. SSOT is an information concept of Dragon1.

Cloud Computing Concept

Cloud Computing Concept

Cloud Computing is a concept of the Technology Reference Architecture of Dragon1 method. Cloud Computing is about creating a scalable computer network.

Identity and Access Management Concept

Identity and Access Management Concept

Identity and Access Management (IAM) is the concept of enabling the right individuals to access the right resources at the right times and for the right reasons.

Hospital Architecture Principles

Here is a set of Hospital Architecture Principles [PDF]

Top 100 List of Architecture Concepts and Architecture Principles

Here is a list of 100 common and modern concepts and principles to be chosen as part of an enterprise architecture. For every concept goes that there in literature various generalizations and specializations and combinations are described and tested. It is recommended always to make use of sound literature for referring to a particular concept. For many concepts goes that there are products available on the market that implement (parts) of these concepts. In your architecture documents, there should not be vendor and product names when you want to refer to concepts.

In this list every architecture principle is written down in the format "concept name" followed by a "short principle statement". The short principle statements consist mostly of four parts: action, effect, enforcement and result. This format ensures we do not write down general rules or guidelines but write down principles (that is: working mechanisms)

Many of these concepts you will already recognize. They are specializations of functions or quality aspects. Functions in fact are general concepts.

You will also see generalizations and specialization of concepts in the list: computing, client computing, server computing, client-server computing.

In the menu on the left you find different types of architectures that go into detail for the architecture principles mentioned here.

A basic list of 100 common architecture principles is:

Enterprise, Governance and Business Concepts and their Principles

  1. Complexity
  2. Complexity Reduction
  3. Monitoring Principle [PDF]
  4. Separation of Concerns - By separating concerns, ...
  5. Modularity - By grouping functionality into modules, ...
  6. Simplicity - By creating a system that is as simple as possible, ....
  7. Diversity - By creating a so diverse as possible situation, ...
  8. Standardization / Technology Standardization - By standardizing the way of ..., it is ensured that ...
  9. Centralization - By centralizing ...
  10. Decentralization - By decentralizing ...
  11. Centralized Authentication -
  12. Federated Authentication -
  13. Single Source of Truth - By having only one official source ...
  14. Buy before build - By buying before building ...
  15. Product differentiation -
  16. Business Need Prioritization -
  17. Leadership -
  18. Business Agility -
  19. Product Value Maximization -
  20. Working Domain Oriented / Domain Orientation
  21. Process Management / Process Orientation
  22. Product Management / Product Orientation
  23. Service Management / Service Orientation
  24. Client Management / Customer Orientation
  25. Office Orientation (Using Buildings to organize work)
  26. Plant Orientation (Using Plants for production)
  27. Employee Motivation
  28. Loyalty / Loyalty Programs
  29. Working Paperless / Paperless Office
  30. Working With Architecture
  31. Outsourcing
  32. Offshoring
  33. Sustainability
  34. Adaptivity
  35. Production
  36. Zero Waste Production
  37. Series Production
  38. Mass Production
  39. Code of Governance
  40. Transparency
  41. Openness
  42. Business Continuity
  43. Innovation
  44. Transformation
  45. Business Transformation
  46. Digital Transformation
  47. Strategy Planning
  48. Case Management
  49. Permanent Education

Information Concepts and their Principles

  1. Asset Management (Maximize value of assets)
  2. Accountability
  3. Multi-Channel Management
  4. Omni Channel Management
  5. Dependability
  6. Availability
  7. Confidentiality
  8. Authenticity
  9. Integrity
  10. Patenting / Intellectual Property / Copyrighting
  11. eLearning / Blended Learning / Class Based Learning

Application and Data Concepts and their Principles

  1. Application Coherence
  2. Interoperability
  3. Enterprise Application Integration (EAI)
  4. System Life Cycle Management
  5. Reuse maximization
  6. Master Data Management
  7. Data Management
  8. Data Hiding
  9. Data Encapsulation
  10. Data Reuse (Not Replication)
  11. Data Privacy
  12. Data Lake
  13. Loosely Coupling
  14. Interfacing
  15. Service Broker and Consumer
  16. Rules Engine
  17. Canonical Domains (CDM)

Technology / IT Infrastructure Concepts and their Principles

  1. IT Service Management
  2. Capacity Planning
  3. Power consumption reduction
  4. Automated Monitoring
  5. Redundancy
  6. Deduplication
  7. Robotization
  8. Automation
  9. Digitization
  10. SAN
  11. NAS
  12. DMZ
  13. Single Sign On
  14. Computing
  15. Client Computing
  16. Server Based Computing
  17. Client Server Computing
  18. Cloud Computing
  19. Virtualization
  20. Network Virtualization
  21. Application Virtualization
  22. Server Virtualization
  23. Green Energy
  24. Service, Service Orientation
  25. Self Service
  26. Process, Process Orientation, Business Process Management
  27. Business Process Orientation
  28. Sales Process
  29. Computing
  30. Cloud Computing
  31. Bitcoin
  32. Mobile Payments
  33. Smart
  34. Smart City
  35. Autonomous Cars
  36. Robotics
  37. Nanotechnology
  38. Virtualization (Server, Application, Network)
  39. Big Data
  40. Big Data Analytics
  41. Business Intelligence
  42. Software, Software Applications
  43. Software as a Service (SaaS)
  44. Application Programmers Interface (API)
  45. XML
  46. IOT
  47. Blockchain
  48. Data Visualization
  49. Empowerment
  50. eProcurement
  51. 3D Printing
  52. HR
  53. Marketing
  54. Omnichannel
  55. DevOps
  56. Agile

Cyber Security Architecture Concepts and their Principles

  1. Privacy by Design
  2. Least Privilege
  3. Layered Security
  4. Fault Tolerant
  5. Default Deny

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